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THE GIN EXPLORER BOOK SPRING/SUMMER EDITION 2017

O F F I C I A L E V E N T PA R T N E R


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CONTENTS WELCOME 3 THE PERFECT G&T 7 GIN JOURNEYS 8 BAR A 11 FOOD PAIRING WITH GIN 26 BAR B 28 DEHYDRATED GARNISH 42 BAR C 46 WHAT WE THINK: GOTIK UK EXCLUSIVE 60 BAR D 62 INTERVIEW WITH: JAMES PORTEOUS 76 ABOUT US 82 GIN CHEAT SHEET 84 INDEX 86 1


HOW TO EXPLORE GIN FESTIVAL BUY TOKENS

These are used for gin; bars do not take cash.

EXPLORE THE GIN BOOK

Take a look at the gins available here at Gin Festival and gin in general.

CHOOSE A GIN

Decide on a gin and go to bar A, B, C or D – whichever matches with the bar in the book.

ADD A MIXER

After your chosen gin and appropriate garnish have been served add a Fever-Tree tonic from the bar or go to the Fever-Tree table for a selection of mixers.

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gin festival

Journeys

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STICK TO ONE PATH OR SAMPLE FROM EACH – THE CHOICE IS YOURS… DISCOVERING GIN Whether you are new to the

world of gin, or a seasoned traveller, our recommendations are a fantastic place to start your journey today. Give these light and summery beauties a try...

GIN COLLECTOR Some of us (like our founder Jym) get really (really) excited by gins we’ve never seen before. We’ve hunted out a variety for you, from home‑grown to European, taste our selection of the newest craft gins.

EUROPEAN GIN EXPLORER We have travelled around Europe to track down the best gins for you. Take a tour with us and sample these tasty treats, from old school, to modern styles with a twist.

1. PJ’S ELDERFLOWER BAR D 2. TINKER BAR B 3. ADURO PINK PASSION BAR C 4. PINK PEPPER BAR C

1. RAMSBURY BAR B 2. CUCKOO GIN BAR A 3. SANCTION GIN BAR A 4. MARULA BAR C

1. PJ’S BAR C – BELGIUM 2. GOTIK BAR C – PORTUGAL 3. GIN PIÙCINQUE BAR C – ITALY 4. FISHERS GIN BAR A – ENGLAND 5. ORKNEY JOHNSMAS BAR A – SCOTLAND 6. N GIN VLC BAR C – SPAIN 7. LE GIN DE CHRISTIAN DROUIN BAR C – FRANCE


BAR A

BROCKMANS PREMIUM GIN

BL ACKWOODS 60% V IN TAGE DRY GIN

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

SHETLAND, SCOTLAND

Brockmans’ unusual combination of botanicals creates a seductively smooth and well balanced gin. Luscious and bright, Brockmans is a firm move away from traditional dry gins. Bold berry essences add a sense of modern luxury. This is a sweet and innovative gin, with an emphasis on enjoyment over following the rules. Brockmans is a fabulous spirit with a taste like no other.

A fantastically strong offering from Blackwoods (at 60% this is the strongest gin at the festival); sharp, dry and complex. The floral notes on the nose are nicely balanced with juniper. There is a rich mouth feel with pleasant citrus flavours followed by a long, dry finish. Despite its navy strength ABV, Blackwoods 60% is a remarkably smooth gin!

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND BLUEBERRIES

GARNISH MINT AND LIME

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE OR INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC

ABV 40%

ABV 60%

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BAR A

BULL ARDS GIN NORWICH, ENGLAND ABV 42.5%

Coming from Norwich’s first distillery in 150 years, Bullards Norwich Dry Gin is a smooth London Dry with balanced marzipan, vanilla and cherry aromas. These flavours come from the South American tonka bean, Bullards signature botanical. Distinctly sweet and floral on the nose with a very smooth flavour on the palate. The finish is lightly spiced with lingering cardamom notes. This is a very easy drinking gin that’s delicious neat.

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CASPYN MIDSUMMER DRY GIN CORNWALL, LONDON ABV 40%

Carefully distilled with summer flora local to Cornwall as well as cucumber, Capsyn Midsummer Dry is both wonderfully refreshing and packs the punch of a quality dry gin. Fresh cucumber is apparent on the nose with subtle pine. The cucumber flavour continues through and dominates the gin, adding a subtle sweetness that refreshes and is followed by a burst of citrus peel.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

GARNISH CUCUMBER

PAIRS BEST WITH NEAT OR FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC OR LEMON TONIC


BAR A

CI T Y OF LONDON DIS T ILLERY OLD T OMÂ GIN LONDON, ENGLAND ABV 40%

City of London Distillery Old Tom is an extremely traditional tasting Old Tom. A hint of sweetness combined with a light spice gives it a comforting warmth while lemon and bitter orange peel add very pleasant citrus notes. The core three botanicals, juniper, coriander seeds and angelica root all are present at the forefront creating a traditional and classic feel to the gin.

CUCKOO GIN LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 43%

Get back to basics with the eco-friendly Cuckoo Gin. Light, fresh and classic, with piney juniper and a hint of citrus. This is a straightforward, traditional gin with a soft tang on the nose, developing into a warm palate where juniper blends with citrus and cinnamon. A pleasant, dry finish with a hint of peppery coriander.

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH ORANGE PEEL AND GINGER

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

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BAR A

DAFF Y’S GIN

FISHERS GIN

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

SUFFOLK, ENGLAND

Named after the Goddess of Gin, Daffy’s is a fantastically strong bodied, Scottish spirit. Fresh and woody on the nose, there is a hint of toffee as well as a rather gentle floral fragrance. Daffy’s has lively juniper and citrus married to a wonderful range of red, summer fruits and light mint followed by a long, buttery finish. A smooth and vibrant gin!

Inspired by the Suffolk Coast, Fishers Gin is a herby and aromatic gin, distilled at the Adnams Copper House Distillery. A full bodied, herbaceous and aromatic gin, the unique English botanicals give it a distinctive savoury coriander spice with a deep citrus warmth. A hint of dried seaweed and ginger give this a medium sweet finish. Add a slice of lemon and a splash of tonic for a refreshing yet extraordinary taste of the coast.

GARNISH MINT AND LIME

GARNISH LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 43.4%

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ABV 44%


BAR A

JAGGI PREMIUM GIN SWEE T BLEND

JAGGI PREMIUM GIN CI T RUS BLEND

PERTHSIRE, SCOTLAND

PERTHSIRE, SCOTLAND

Jaggi Premium Gin - Sweet Blend - Orange Label is a handcrafted delight of a gin. Softly sweet citrus balanced by a kick of cardamom. A soft, mellow opening with a subtle hint of orange and cardamom on the nose. This continues onto the palate along with peppery juniper, mild cassia root and the warming spice of carraway. Enjoy a touch of anise and tangy lemon grass on the finish. This gin is smooth and sweet, reminiscent of an old tom.

This is a delicate, tasty, small batch gin. Subtle citrus blends with light juniper, ideal for summer. Beautifully light on the nose with a hint of orange followed by bright juniper, citrus and sherbet on the palate. A touch of bayleaf and nutmeg provides a gentle finish. Jaggi Premium Gin - Citrus Blend is nice and smooth, a solid choice for a summer night.

GARNISH ORANGE OR STRAWBERRIES

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC

ABV 42%

ABV 42%

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BAR A

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BAR A E XCLUSIVE

LEEDS GIN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 40%

LEEDS GIN WHI T E ROSE YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Distilled in the heart of the city with local botanicals, Leeds Gin is a fresh, Yorkshire gin with a brilliant balance of botanicals. The forced Yorkshire rhubarb and its bittersweet nature share centre stage with a clean, dry juniper and a gentle, honey sweetness with a delightful touch of dessert spice. Delicate anise, alongside cinnamon and orange, lingers in the background giving subtle complexity to the spirit.

By distilling a high quality, pure grain spirit with some of the best botanicals available, Leeds Gin have made a fantastically delicate gin. The heady bouquet of juniper berries, cassia, apricot and the subtle aroma of Yorkshire’s famous white rose petals, gives it a unique freshness.

GARNISH ORANGE

GARNISH APPLE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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BAR A

HALF HI T CH GIN LONDON, ENGLAND ABV 40%

‘The G with the Tea’, Half Hitch combines black Malawian tea with bergamot to create a gin that’s reminiscent of Earl Grey tea. Sweet orange meets more traditional citrus notes, with warming nutmeg and light bell pepper spice. A dry, piney flavour appears at the finish making this a complex yet fresh and inviting spirit.

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MASONS DRY YORKSHIRE GIN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 42%

Masons Yorkshire Gin is as Yorkshire as it gets. Based in Bedale in North Yorkshire, Masons use Harrogate Spring Water and locally grown juniper to create their smooth, malty gin. Coriander mixes on with piney elements, bright juniper and orange before a smooth move to fennel and cardamom. Soft herbal notes and a little sweetness add to the long, lingering finish.

GARNISH ORANGE

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


BAR A

BURLEIGH’S

ORKNE Y JOHNSMAS

LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

ORKNEY, SCOTLAND

This gin is bursting with big, robust flavours! An initial hit of dry juniper is swiftly followed by pine, eucalyptus and citrus. There are very noticeable spicy and floral notes in the background with a long parma violet, pine and eucalyptus finish

Explore the magical Scots Isles through Orkney Johnsmas Gin. Taste local heather and mint alongside classic botanicals for a gin full of flavour. Orkney Johnsmas Gin opens with a fragrant burst of roses, heather and mint. Subtle juniper blends with the pepper and heady floral notes that dominate on the palate, followed by a luscious finish reminiscent of Turkish Delight.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

GARNISH RED APPLE OR LIME

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 40%

ABV 41.3%

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BAR A

PINKS T ER CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND ABV 37.5%

Deliciously dry, Pinkster is made with only 5 botanicals including, most importantly, raspberries! The juniper shines without being overpowering but the raspberries contribute both soft, fruity flavour and the tart dryness of the berries. Light spice and pepper emerge from the dryness. Motivated by the creators own wheat allergy, Pinkster is totally glutenfree. Altogether, this is an agreeably British gin!

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POE T IC LICENSE NORT HERN DRY GIN SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND ABV 43.2%

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin is made by a small batch distillery in the North East who are proud to craft wild spirits. It instantly assails the senses with big, punchy juniper, finely balanced by green cardamom. Delicate, perfume like citrus notes come from lemon, lime and eucalyptus while vanilla and pepper vye for attention. A perfectly clear and delightfully unusual drink.

GARNISH MINT AND RASPBERRY

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


BAR A

POE T IC LICENSE OLD T OM GIN

PREMIUM HARROGAT E GIN

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND

HARROGATE, ENGLAND

A wonderful rose-gold colour, Poetic License Old Tom is a fantastic offering. Aged in oak casks, this unusually woody gin is well balanced by rounded sweetness and light floral notes. Sweet yet peppery and incredibly distinctive, Poetic License Old Tom Gin is made in by Poetic License, a distillery that set out to craft wild spirits.

Premium Harrogate Gin is as fresh and clean as the Harrogate Spring Water used to make it. Tangy pink grapefruit blends superbly with hints of lavender. This use of only the finest premium ingredients has created an exceptionally smooth gin. This is crisp yet gentle on the palate, with the zesty sweetness of pink grapefruit and a touch of lavender coming through on the finish. A new classic is born.

GARNISH APPLE

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LIGHT TONIC

ABV 41.6%

ABV 43%

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BAR A

RAIS T HORPE MANOR OAK AGED DRY GIN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 42%

ROCK ROSE DUNNET BAY, SCOTLAND ABV 41%

Raisthorpe’s Oak Aged Gin is a traditional gin, distilled using Yorkshire Wold spring water, has a unique botanical recipe. As the name suggests, it is rested in oak barrels, giving the gin a wonderfully smooth and mellow character with hints of spice, pepper and piney juniper.

Created at the most northerly distillery in mainland Scotland, Rock Rose is a fabulously zesty, dry gin. This is a thoroughly Scottish gin, taking Caithness botanicals to make a spirit that is incredibly varied on the nose, aromatic, yet with strong juniper notes coming through. Floral and fruity, this spirit presents amongst the best of modern gins.

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH ROSEMARY AND ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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BAR A

SALCOMBE GIN S TART POIN T DEVON, ENGLAND ABV 44%

This is an exceptionally smooth, citrus forward spirit. Inspired by Salcombe ‘Fruiters’ in Devon, who imported citrus fruits and spices from the West Indies and Mediterranean in the 19th century. Distilled with 13 botanicals, from coriander to cubeb and grapefruit. It’s complexity comes through with subtly sweet, floral tones (from the chamomile and liquorice) as well as more savoury pine, pepper bay leaf notes. Enjoy the long and gentle cardamom spice finish.

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SANC T ION GIN LONDON, ENGLAND ABV 43%

Sanction Gin was created by Gin Without Borders - founded to highlight and bring together the diverse and beautiful flavours of the world. Heavy on the nose, earthy and sweet on the palate, this brand new gin combines both sweet and bitter orange peel with a variety of herbs and roots, with a hint of cardamom finding its way through. Expect a complex and mature flavour with a full body and a long finish.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


BAR A

T RE V E T HAN GIN

WILLEM BAREN T S Z

CORNWALL, ENGLAND

LONDON, ENGLAND

Classic Cornish elegance combines all the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties in one splendid bottle of gin! Trevethan Cornish Gin is a quality handmade gin created using a traditional family recipe. A multifaceted gin, the initial sense is of something light and floral but this quickly deepens into a boisterously, rounded orange spice. An incredible, bold gin!

Willem Barentsz Premium Gin is named for a pioneering arctic explorer whose spirit was as modern and innovative as the gin itself. Taking 7 botanicals and a split wheat and rye base (bringing a crisp mouthfeel and well rounded softness, respectively), this is a sleek and polished gin. Orange and piney citrus flavours are softened by a light cinnamon and beautifully gentle jasmine tones.

GARNISH ORANGE AND CLOVE

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LIGHT TONIC

ABV 43%

ABV 43%

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FOOD PAIRING WITH GIN

We’re pretty used to pairing food with wine – steak with a bottle of red, something rich and white with chicken. In the last few years, we’ve even become used to pairing beer with our food too. There is, after all almost nothing better with a good curry than a crisp, chilled glass of beer. But did you know that the earliest recorded food pairing involves gin? Gin and gingerbread to be precise. In the 18th Century, the Thames

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would freeze over so solidly that Londoners could not only skate across it, but they held Frost Fairs – shops and stalls would line the river, horses and carriages would walk across it, and when the cold got to you, you could buy hot gin and gingerbread to warm you back up. Since then, and the advent of one of the most recognised couplings in the world, the G&T, we have moved on in both styles of gin and our own flavour preferences. Gin then would


have been far stronger in alcohol than now, sugar was often added after distillation, and the cheaper options often adulterated with all sorts of additives. Our tastes have changed too; we have many more influences from around the world which have made their own mark on what we eat, and what we enjoy drinking. So what pairings would work with a modern gin? A crisp, clean, London Dry G&T is possibly the easiest one to pair. Something with a kick of citrus like Bimber London Dry, served with a citrus garnish would work well with something as classic as fish and chips. The citrus will cut through the crisp fattiness of the batter, the citrus and the fish are synonymous – gin and seafood are a match made in heaven. Staying with that theme, Chinese spring rolls, or even Vietnamese summer rolls work beautifully with something light and fresh. Martin Millers with its cucumber notes, or even Hendrick’s would balance out the spice of a rice paper wrapped prawn roll and an astringent chilli dipping sauce. One that might surprise you is Indian spices – take slightly spicier gin – Batch Gin, or Sacred Cardamom, or their Coriander with a light spiced

curry and you’ve got a perfect match. Even something like the citrus heavy (but not sweet) Jensens Old Tom will work well with pakoras, bhajis and samosas – again cutting through the fat and complementing the lighter fresh notes in a good yoghurt dip. Stepping away from the G&T, a good dry sloe gin, like that from Sipsmith, is a perfect pairing for the cheeseboard, working particularly well with blue cheeses. If sloe is a little sweet for you, then a rich genever, like Few’s Publican Genever, with its whisky notes will work beautifully with hefty strong cheeses. Finally, dessert. Instead of reaching for a sweet dessert wine, reach instead for a gin, or gin liqueur. I’ve often splashed a little Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger into a rhubarb crumble, so it stands to reason that sipping it with a pannacotta served with stewed rhubarb would be heavenly. For something indulgent, a bread and butter pudding with Zymurgorium Manchester Marmalade Gin – especially if you’ve thrown in some chocolate chips. There’s something in every course to match with a gin or two. The only difficulty is which gins to choose. Written by Charlie Hoosan-Sykes, www.ginfuelledbluestocking.co.uk

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BAR B

ABLEF ORT H’S BAT H T UB GIN

ABLEFORT H’S BAT H T UB OLD T OM

KENT, ENGLAND

EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND

Professor Ableforth’s original gin, Bathtub is a wonderfully exciting concoction. The key note of this gin is its juniper but to reduce it purely to that would be a tragedy! The use of the spiced botanicals (coriander, cloves and cardamom) and sweet orange adds a great depth to the drink whilst creating a creamy mouth feel.

Based on an older, softer style of gin, Ableforth’s Bathtub Old Tom is a delicious historical throwback. The fantastically innovative gins by Ableforth are produced in small batches though coldcompression. This is a sweet and citrusy gin, that is clean and fresh with plenty of juniper. A lighter style of gin than we’re used to with a fantastic touch of pepper and gentle liquorice.

GARNISH LIME

GARNISH LIME

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 43.4%

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ABV 42.4%


BAR B

CONKER GIN

CO T SWOLD DRY GIN

DORSET, ENGLAND

COTSWOLD, ENGLAND

With oodles of optimism and a real passion for gin, Conker Spirit, Dorset’s first gin distillery, have crafted the rather special, Conker Gin. Using ten carefully chosen botanicals, this is a dry and light gin. Subtle gorse flowers and elderberries and beautifully melded with the pine of juniper and avid samphire. Conker Gin is refreshingly light with a good force of flavour.

The first gin from the first commercial distillery in the Cotswolds. Clean pine comes through on entry sharply followed by fresh grapefruit and coriander citrus. Black pepper builds within the dryness while light mineral and eucalyptus notes linger with lime and subtle lavender. Cotswold Dry Gin is a fantastic example of a classic London Dry Gin.

GARNISH NONE

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND BAY LEAF

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC

ABV 40%

ABV 46%

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BAR B

CUCUMBER GIN SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Perfect for a G&T, Cucumber Gin is a delicate and refreshing gin. Made by the English Drinks Company, Cucumber Gin is an English summer distilled and bottled. A secret blend of 10 botanicals creates a delicate and unique spirit with a very apparent cucumber sweetness, alongside touches of mint and a very smooth and mellow finish.

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DÀ MHÌLE SE AWEED GIN LLANDYSUL, WALES ABV 42%

Infused for three weeks with seaweed, the heady mix of herbs is the first striking element of Dà Mhìle Seaweed (pronounced da-vee-lay). Fresh bursts of lemon and thyme combine with fennel, pepper and cardamom and just a hint of salt. The juniper balances so well with these flavours that each of them has the opportunity to shine. Rich yet light, this is the perfect accompaniment to seafood!

GARNISH CUCUMBER

GARNISH LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


BAR B

S T GILE S

E SKER GIN

NORWICH, ENGLAND

ROYAL DEESIDE, SCOTLAND

Taking it’s name from both the infamous St Giles area in London (the setting for Hogarth’s Gin Lane) and the historic road in Norwich where this Gin is lovingly crafted, this gin is a modern classic with beautiful citrus and a hint of sherbet. Enjoy lemon and a hint of cardamom with notes of tobacco and biscuit on the nose. St. Giles gin develops into a smooth, citrus palate with a faint sherbert flavour. Lemon and orange sherbet linger for a tasty finish

Esker Gin is inspired by the waters of the River Dee and the Silver Birch trees that line its path, so inspired that they actually use both of them in their gin. Added to this are a range of local botanicals, including milk thistle. It is a classically, juniper led gin, crisp and clean with distinctive, almost herbal notes complemented by citrus and hint of something floral.

GARNISH ORANGE

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 42%

ABV 42%

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BAR B E XCLUSIVE

ELEC T RIC SPIRI T CO. ACHROOUS

ELEC T RIC SPIRI T CO. LUX

LEITH, SCOTLAND

LEITH, SCOTLAND

Electric Spirit Co.’s Achroous Gin is rooted in a passion for spirits, and a love of design; both bottle and spirit are vibrant, modern and instantly recogniseable. It is made with juniper, coriande, orris, liquorice, angelica, fennel seed and Sichuan peppercorns, creating a sweetly spiced gin with citrus and floral notes, and a perfect aniseed finish.

Taking Electric Spirit Co.’s trademark boldness, Lux is warming and bright. Ripe orange, with grape-like flavours and the soft, juiciness of dates are seamlessly blended with traditional, spiced botanicals. Sharp, piney citrus and peppered juniper hold together beyond the sweetness of the fruits.

GARNISH ORANGE

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LIGHT TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 41%

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ABV 41%


BAR B

HOX T ON GIN

KOKORO GIN

LONDON, ENGLAND

LONDON, ENGLAND

Hoxton Gin is the result of a highly lauded bartender geeking out over a beautiful spirit. A particularly modern and exciting spirit, Hoxton is a taste of the tropics; very fruity with ginger, juniper and tarragon coming through brightly. The coconut and grapefruit are bold with juniper playing a close second. A perfect drink for someone who enjoys the exotic.

An uncle with a home in the mountains turned into a gin with a rather special difference; Kokoro Gin uses sansho berries, a Japanese delicacy with a strong flavour of citrus, pine and pepper. Kokoro is more than just the berries, having faint marzipan notes as well as bitter orange and a touch of liquorice.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 43%

ABV 42%

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BAR B

MANCHE S T ER T HREE RI V ERS GIN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Made in the heart of the city, with 11 botanicals (including oats, Madagascan vanilla, cinnamon and Valencian orange peel), Manchester Three Rivers Gin is a gently aromatic spirit. Rich and creamy, it has an unmistakable softness full of oats and vanilla, that slowly breaks into baked spices before sharpening up and finishing on a healthy burst of black pepper.

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OPIHR WARRINGTON, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Inspired by the rich opulence of the Spice Route and a romantic history of the East, Opihr (pronounced “O-peer”) is a bold, intense, oriental gin. Soft, smooth, perfumed notes blend smoothly with warm background spice. Light sweetness arises with a sharp burst of citrus. A wonderful, warming drink in which juniper dryness takes a backseat to spiced pepper.

GARNISH DRIED APRICOT AND ROSEMARY

GARNISH BELL PEPPER

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE


BAR B

PINK 47

PURPLE RAM

KENT, ENGLAND

YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

A multi-award winning gin, Pink 47 is a classic London Dry. Encased in a diamond shaped bottle (styled on the Khavaraya pink diamond), this is strong and smooth yet perfectly crisp and compelling. There is a wonderful explosion of dry pine and citrus that avoids the harshness often associated with drier spirits.

Enjoy prominent juniper and cardamom notes on the nose with a delicate bloom of orange blossom, followed by warm sweet spice. There is a burst of clean cinnamon and juniper spice on the palate with orange and grapefruit and the delicate fragrance of honeysuckle. This is followed by a long and balanced finish with a peppery juniper body, followed by the mellow resolve of sweet nuts.

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND FRESH BASIL

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 47%

ABV 40%

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BAR B

RAMSBURY GIN

SILV ER FOX GIN

WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND

WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND

A classic London Dry with an up-to-date twist. This unique combination of savoury juniper and tart quince is both fresh and warming. A crisp yet full flavoured gin with the quince being heavily apparent on the nose, before leading into traditional juniper on the palate, followed by juicy notes of apple and pear. Ramsbury Gin is invigorating with a warming hint of spice lingering on the finish.

A bespoke London Dry, Silver Fox Gin is extraordinarily smooth, thanks to being distilled five times. Inspired by the English countryside, Silver Fox Gin is full of flavour with a refreshing citrus burst and a wonderfully smooth finish. The care lavished during the distillation process means that you really taste the carefully selected botanicals, leading to an intensely aromatic dry gin, with pomelo citrus balancing the delicious savoury notes of cedar.

GARNISH APPLE

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LIGHT TONIC

ABV 40%

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ABV 40%


BAR B

SILV ERBACK HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 46%

SLY GIN LEMONÂ V ERBENA HEREFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 43%

A lightly floral, citrus gin, Silverback Gin donates a pound from every bottle sold to Gorilla Organization. A clean and refreshing spirit, Silverback Gin is full of fragrant coriander and bright citrus. Pine quickly grounds itself as the centre of the gin with subtle, floral notes (from the Madagascan acacia blossom) making an appearance. Bright orange and lemongrass are prominent throughout.

A very small batch gin made by Haven Distillery, Sly Gin Verbena is an unusually soft and sweet London Dry Gin. Taking pure Holywell Malvern water, it has a fantastic lemongrass note running through it, a gentle hint of spearmint and a long, almost peppered finish.

GARNISH ORANGE

GARNISH BLUEBERRIES

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

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BAR B MARIE DS RECOMMEN

T INKER GIN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 40%

JYM DS RECOMMEN

TARQUIN’S CORNISH GIN CORNWALL, ENGLAND ABV 42%

Refreshingly light and fruity, Tinker is a unique small batch gin. Made using the modern Spanish approach, this is a fresh and innovative gin. Up-to-date botanicals, including liquorice and elderberries, are beautifully complemented by classic orange and lemon to create a contemporary classic. Brilliantly light with well-rounded berries and gentle sherbet, Tinker has smoother aftertaste, finishing with soft elderberry. British made, Spanish style and the perfect choice for a Gintonic.

Using traditional techniques, quality ingredients and old-fashioned equipment, Tarquin’s, Cornwall’s first gin in over a century, is comparable to stumbling upon an orange blossom in the middle of a crisp dry pine forest. Fragrant, with parma violets and blossom, firmly backed with strong woody notes. Tarquin’s is both sharp and mellow.

GARNISH PEAR

GARNISH LIME

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LIGHT TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

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T WO BIRDS LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Two Birds is a wonderfully aromatic gin with sage, coriander and lavender acting as a vanguard. A classic London Dry in style yet full of big pine and winter berries whose floral note adds an intriguing piquancy. Two Birds Gin is fresh yet delicate and endlessly reminiscent of true, countryside spirit (it’s even distilled in a self-made still)!

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WARNER EDWARDS HARRING T ON DRY GIN NORTHHAMPTONSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 44%

Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin was the first in an excellent range. Exceedingly well balanced with an initial hit of black pepper and woody juniper. A fairly fruity body with cardamom and liquorice, alongside a solid, traditional gin base. Golden, with ginger and lemon oil coming through on a long, dry finish.

GARNISH CUCUMBER

GARNISH ORANGE AND LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


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WHI T TAKER’S GIN PINK PECULIER YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ABV 42%

Whittaker’s Gin Pink Peculier is Harrogate Distillery LTDs award winning, contemporary gin with a strong, signature taste of pink peppercorns, pink hibiscus, cardamom and lemon zest. Meaning “something amazing” or “one of a kind”, the name comes from the Danish spelling and the spirit certainly lives up to it.

WIGH T MERMAIDS GIN ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND ABV 42%

Heavily inspired by the eponymous island of its creation, Wight’s Mermaid Gin is wonderfully blended! Using rock samphire picked from a secret location on the isle of Wight, a smooth and refreshing gin, slightly sweet with a touch of sweet pepper and light hints of lemon citrus.

GARNISH PINK PEPPERCORNS

GARNISH CUCUMBER AND JUNIPER

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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DEHYDRATED GARNISH When it comes to garnishing your gin and tonic, the recent move over to goblet style copa glasses has given a larger ‘real estate’ space to play with in terms of what you choose. Thinking back to a time when your choices were limited to lemon, lime or if you were lucky some grapefruit, things have certainly evolved. Hendrick’s gin started the trend when they launched their ‘most unusual’ gin and encouraged us to garnish with cucumber wheels or spirals. It was the first real elevation of the garnish in a G&T, and just look how far we’ve come since. The possibilities are endless in terms of fruits, flowers, herbs and spices that you can add as a garnish to your G&T, much

like the choice of botanicals in the gin itself. Have you ever, however, considered the use of a dried garnish rather than fresh? Dried garnishes have a number of advantages. They’re easier to store than fresh fruit, last for a long time (especially if you’re able to vacuum seal them!) and mean that you can make use of fruit that would otherwise be discarded. Which fruits can you dehydrate though? Well, pretty much all of them, though you’ll get betterlooking results with some over others. Also, some will definitely pair better with gins than others (I’m still to find a gin that pairs with dried banana). Due to the differences between these types of fruit, you’ll need


to dehydrate some for longer than others due to a number of factors. These include the thickness of the slices of your fruit, temperature, humidity, water content, and the type of fruit that you’re dehydrating. Approximate timings are therefore included for some fruits below; although please note they’re expressed as a range as this is not an exact science and it depends on the time of year, type of equipment and where you are in the world! See next page for “How to” Guide. We suggest exploring the following fruits for garnishing G&Ts: • Citrus wheels will dry out to form stunning garnishes. Slice them nice and thin so that the flesh becomes almost transparent after dehydration allowing the light to shine through. Examples include lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit, blood oranges (drying blood oranges is a great way to prolong their use as they have a short growing season). Approximate timings: 5-8 hours.

due to their structure. In terms of slices, strawberries work best as they’re easy to slice, and will take 7-12 hours to dry out. For other berries like raspberries and blueberries you can dehydrate them whole, but you’ll need to leave them for much longer. • Pome fruits like apples and pears are like citrus - slice them thinly enough and once they’re dried the light passing through them will produce a stunning effect. They’ll take 7-16 hours depending on the variety (there’s a huge difference in water content of different varieties) • Wash the fruit, and for citrus make sure that you’ve lightly scrubbed the skin to remove any wax.

• Tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and mango can add tropical notes to your G&T. They’ll take around 10-18 hours to dry out due to a high water content. • Berries are a bit of a tricky one Turn page for “How to” Guide.

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HOW TO DEHYDRATE FRUIT

Get yourself a really sharp knife or a mandolin (careful with your fingers, use a guard for the mandolin if you have one) and cut the fruit into slices around 1/8th of an inch thick (3-4mm). A mandolin will help you to be consistent with the thickness of your slices. The easiest way to do the dehydrating itself by far is to get hold of a purpose made dehydrator. It’s then simply a case of arranging in a single layer, setting the temperature and timer and turning on. Dehydrators are able to operate at lower temperatures and circulate the air more effectively. The best way to dehydrate fruit is to go low and slow, to ensure that the structure of the fruit is preserved. This is especially important for the more delicate fruits like strawberries. However, if you’re not going to start a home production line for dehydrated fruit to supply all of

your friends and family, shelling out for a dehydrator is probably a little silly. And it is possible to use your oven at home, it just takes a bit more time and preparation. Firstly, make sure you’re not going to need the oven for the next 10-18 hours or so, depending on what you’re dehydrating! Place your fruit in single layers on a metal rack over a baking tray to ensure air is able to circulate across both sides of the fruit. Turn your oven on to the absolute lowest setting it can go on, and make sure the fan is on if your oven has one. Then simply put your garnishes in there and wait. Turn them now and again and remove once they’re dry. There are a number of ways to store your dehydrated fruit once you’ve made it:


Easy: Put in airtight jars and store in a cool, dark place.

(it’s really important to dehydrate low and slow if you do this though!).

Medium: Put into freezer bags. Ensure as much air as possible is removed, wrap tightly so completely sealed and put in the freezer.

Add herbs and spices (dried) to the fruit before dehydrating to produce dried fruit with extra flavour. Think cinnamon apples, chilli pineapples etc. Just don’t go too heavy, as you don’t want to overpower your G&T.

Hard: Vacuum pack them (but you’ll need access to a vacuum sealer!).

Written by Emma Stokes, www.ginmonkey.co.uk

Top tips and other ideas for dehydrated fruits: If the fruit you’re dehydrating has bitter elements (like the pith and skin of citrus fruits) then you can cover them with sugar syrup before dehydrating. This will ensure they’re not as bitter. They’ll also crisp up nicely

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1831 BLUE GIN

5 CON T INEN T S

BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN

HAMBURG, GERMANY

Created by Manuel Acha Distillery, the oldest company in the Basque Country, 1831 Blue Gin has a distinct blue colour and herbal flavour. Five times distilled and made with mineral water from the Nervion river with; juniper, clove and cinnamon: its vibrant colour belies the fact that this is a flavorsome and gentle spirit.

5 Continents Gin is a melting pot of botanicals sourced all over the world. The 47% ABV lends warmth to the savoury grains and peppery juniper. This is an aromatic gin, opening with cubeb pepper and grains of paradise on the nose, peppery juniper quickly asserts itself on the palate blending with faint overtones of fresh eucalyptus and a hint of cardamom spice on the finish. If you enjoy a strongly flavoured gin with a kick, this is the one for you.

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 40%

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ADURO BELL PEPPER

ADURO DE V IL’S TAIL

DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS, ITALY

DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS, ITALY

Well rounded, warming, bursting with pepper and a refreshing, dry finish. Aduro Bell Pepper is a complex gin, brilliantly balanced between the savoury pepper and sweeter citrus. There is no mistaking the fresh green pepper with a hint of chilli. A gorgeously warming drink that conjures up memories of relaxing by a cosy fire.

Aduro Devil’s Tail has a vibrant, spicy warmth, with a distinctive Mediterranean touch. Use of the world’s hottest chilli creates an aromatic explosion! A gorgeously savoury gin with prominent Mediterranean flavours. It opens with cardamom and fiery chilli with a hint of pepper and develops into a warm spicy finish that is totally invigorating.

GARNISH BELL PEPPER

GARNISH LIME

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PAIRS BEST WITH NEAT OR FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 40%

ABV 40%

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ADURO PINK PAS SION DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS, ITALY ABV 40%

Intensely fruity with strawberry, kiwi, raspberry and tropical fruits on the palate, balanced by a light floral flavour. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Opening with the fragrance of tutti frutti sweets, this develops into a bright burst of berries and tropical fruit. This is lightly balanced by floral notes and a soft, dry finish.

GARNISH RASPBERRY, MINT AND ORANGE PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE AROMATIC TONIC

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AV IAT ION AMERICAN GIN PORTLAND, USA ABV 42%

Aviation is the result of the first brand partnership between distiller, bartender and a desire to create a gin that was a botanical democracy rather than traditionally juniper forward. This is a silky yet dry gin with a slight, vanilla sweetness that is counterbalanced by cedar, lavender and sarsaparilla. Aviation is the very first New Western Style Gin.

GARNISH ROSEMARY PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC OR AROMATIC TONIC


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BIG BOS S GIN PORTO, PORTUGAL ABV 40%

Taking a secret formula of 11 botanicals and using traditional Portuguese techniques to distil 4 times, Big Boss is an audacious and distinct spirit. Cardamom and angelica come through clearly, backed by a warm earthiness. Refreshing and smooth, Big Boss is a unique and outstanding gin.

BOBBY’S SCHIEDAM GIN SCHIEDAM, THE NETHERLANDS ABV 42%

Based in Schiedam, the original home of gin, Bobby’s is a spirit steeped in a juniper rich history. Bobby’s is a unique blend of Indonesian spice and traditional botanicals; spicy and fragrant on the nose with a fresh burst of citrus and herbs at first sip and a slight hum of pepper. Fantastically moreish - spiced, warming and dry.

GARNISH PINK PEPPERCORNS AND GREEN APPLE

GARNISH ORANGE AND CLOVES

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BL ACK T OMAT O GIN

ELEPHAN T GIN

BRUINISSE, THE NETHERLANDS

HAMBURG, GERMANY

100% organic, Black Tomato Gin balances sweet and savoury to produce a beautiful spirit. The powerful fruitiness of tomato is tempered by its own tanginess and the peppery kick of juniper. They have drawn inspiration and ingredients from their location with the signature black tomatoes grown near the distillery and using a splash of water from the local wetlands.

Handmade in Germany, inspired by Africa, Elephant Gin is floral and fruity, with 15% of proceeds go to support African elephant charities. Distilled with 14 botanicals (including rare, African ingredients: Baobab fruit, Buchu plant, African Wormwood, Lion’s Tail and Devil’s Claw), spice is at the fore, joined next by floral tones and well-rounded fruit and is finished by delicately long and dry, juniper.

GARNISH BASIL AND ORANGE

GARNISH APPLE AND GINGER

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

ABV 42.3%

ABV 45%

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FRIDAY CHIC

GIN MARE GIN

BAIRRADA, PORTUGAL

GUADALAJARA, SPAIN

Friday Chic is a versatile and elegant gin; tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit and papaya) are infused into neutral alcohol and then distilled with 4 essential botanicals juniper, cardamom, orange blossom and vine leaf. Floral and fruity with citrus notes and an underlying freshness from the tropical fruits. Soft and smooth on the palate, Friday Chic is an extremely fresh and summery gin.

Opening the door to a new variety of gins, with a novel pan-Mediterranean concept that unites the different cultures around the sea through their most impressive botanical flavours. Gin Mare is a thoroughly Spanish gin, bursting with the wonderful tastes of rosemary, olives, thyme and basil. This is a very aromatic gin with an abundance of juniper and fresh coriander, bitter with herbal notes.

GARNISH GRAPES

GARNISH ROSEMARY AND ORANGE

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ABV 40%

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GIN DAV ID

GO T IK

TUSCANY, ITALY

RIBATEJO REGION, PORTUGAL

Taking inspiration from Michaelangelo’s David, Gin David perfectly exemplifies the beautiful craftsmanship Italy is renowned for. Distilling a wine alcohol base with a secret selection of aromatic herbs, the Gin is then filtered through white Carrara marble before being diluted with water from natural Tuscan springs. An exceptionally smooth and clean spirit with beautiful fragrant floral undertones.

Gotik is an exceptionally smooth and complex London Dry gin. Created in Portugal, local flavours inspired this distinctive, balanced, slightly spicy gin. There is an instantly noticeable sweetness on the palate, perfectly balancing the savoury and herbaceous notes. An unusual combination of botanicals all make themselves known with cinnamon and red fruits appearing first on the palate, before developing into a lightly spiced cardamom finish.

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH ROSEMARY

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ABV 40%

ABV 40%

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K - 25

K ALE VAL A GIN

AMURRIO, SPAIN

NORTH-KARELIA, FINLAND

K-25 is fantastically citrusy gin with a magnificent blue tone (thanks to the use of lily root). Distilled an incredible 14 times by the oldest distillery in Basque country - Manuel Acha; K-25 glows with bitter and sweet orange, lemon, mandarin and coriander. This is skilfully combined with a light floral note and a deliciously complex, spiced tone.

Named after a Finnish Epic, Kalevala Gin is a gin driven by attention to detail, using organic botanicals and water from their own well to create a gin which is as intriguing as it’s namesake poem. Rich juniper is immediately apparent on the nose, while rosemary and raspberry leaves combine on the palate to create a wonderfully fresh yet slightly savoury taste.

GARNISH ROSEMARY

GARNISH LIME

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ABV 45%

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ABV 46.3%


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LE GIN DE CHRIS T IAN DROUIN COUDRAY-RABUT, FRANCE ABV 42%

By taking a fine Calvados brandy and infusing it with juniper, ginger, vanilla, lemon, cardamom, cinnamon and rose, Christian Drouin have created something spectacular. Apple is obviously a key component to Le Gin De Christian Drouin but leafy, green herbs come through strongly as well warming pepper and earthy fruitiness. Despite the variety, this is not a fussy gin - it is light and exceptionally well balanced.

MARUL A GIN EMBLEM, BELGIUM ABV 40%

Get taken back to your childhood and the taste of fruit salad sweets with Marula Gin. Softly sweet and floral with a hint of peach and citrus. Expect a fragrant burst of peach on the nose, developing into the fruity taste of marula and a hint of orange blossom. Enjoy a long, aromatic finish with peach and rose petals combining for a taste very reminiscent of fruit salad sweets.

GARNISH APPLE AND JUNIPER

GARNISH PEACH

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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N GIN V LC

NORDE S

VALENCIA, SPAIN

GALICIA, SPAIN

This is a softly sweet gin with fragrant citrus, lemon sherbert and subtle vanilla flavours - a tasty treat. Opening with a burst of mandarin and lemon sherbert on the nose, which continues and blends with notes of blueberry, vanilla and warming cardamom on the palate. Closing with a beautifully crisp, medium dry finish.

Nordés makes a radical break from the preconceived ideas and traditional methods around gin. Using a slow distillation and a base spirit created from Albariño grapes, Nordés Gin is distilled with 12 Galician botanicals (including peppermint, hibiscus and lemongrass). Delicately perfumed, this a soft, sweet gin with the flavour of red fruit, sherbet and peaches. Epitomising the Galician spirit, Nordés Gin is an exceptionally modern and gentle gin.

GARNISH BLUEBERRY AND LEMON

GARNISH MINT AND LIME

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

ABV 39%

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PINK PEPPER

PIÙCINQUE

COGNAC, FRANCE

ASTI, ITALY

A totally unique, intense and aromatic gin, Pink Pepper has two almost distinct forms, sweet and spiced! When chilled, piquant notes of pink pepper and juniper are prominent. As the beverage warms, soft patisserie tones comes to the fore with tonka, honey and vanilla. Playing upon France’s perfumery associations, Pink Pepper is created using a non-chill filtered process, similar to perfume. A thoroughly French gin.

There can be no doubt that Piùcinque is Italian, gorgeous mediterranean flavours of sage, bergamot and citrus blend with warming ginger. Piùcinque is proud to go #backtobasics mixing modern flavours and traditional methods for a unique taste. Opening with citrus and fresh sage on the nose, then developing into warm almond and ginger on the palate, a hint of floral notes linger for a beautifully dry finish.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT

GARNISH SAGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

ABV 44%

ABV 47%

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PJ GIN DRY

RAGNAROK

LUBBEEK, BELGIUM

JARVSO, SWEDEN

A beautifully clean, straightforward, dry gin. Enjoy the powerful savoury taste of juniper and light, fresh flavour. Fresh and piney, traditional juniper comes to the fore before being tempered by warming citrus and the lightest touch of spice. PJ Gin Dry is designed to be experimented with - try it with your favourite tonic and garnish. If you don’t have a favourite then use our recommendations as a great place to start.

Inspired by the tale of how the Norse god Odin lost his eye, Ragnarok has been created (using Swedish winter barley) with the idea of being an illuminating spirit. Despite the pronounced scent of fresh, bright lingonberries, Ragnarok quickly develops into a surprisingly savory gin. The lingonberry remains and is joined by malty, caraway flavours alongside dill and a sharp, peppery finish.

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND MINT

GARNISH DILL AND LEMON

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ABV 40%

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SKULLY LONDON DRY NETHERLANDS ABV 41.8%

Distilled in the traditional London Dry style, Skully Gin if filled with warming, herbal notes coming from the distillation of liquorice, cardamom and orris root. These flavours are supported with spiced citrus such as sweet orange and candied lemon that builds into a long and quite complex finish with all the flavours perfectly balanced to create a fantastic example of a modern London Dry Gin.

T HOMPSONS BORDEL AIS GRAPE GIN BORDEAUX, FRANCE ABV 43%

Made from eau-de-vie distilled in Bordeaux, Thompson’s Bordelais Grape Gin captures the terroir of the region in this floral and spicy gin. The end result is extremely floral. Both the grape base and peaches sing on the nose with a subtle juniper warmth behind them. This develops into fresh citrus with subtle fruit notes and ends with a long, dry, spiced finish. Contains caviar

GARNISH LEMON

GARNISH PEACH

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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This Portuguese number, in it’s claret and gold, stands out. As does the steam punk style wheel, an interesting variation of old and new, which strikes well with the almost cinnamon sweetness and deep root/woody end. Gotik has an interestedly varied taste in the mouth without an overall bitter piney after taste. This is a gin for the gin fan who likes an experience and not a classic London dry. Jym Harris, Co-Founder of Gin Festival

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5T H GIN FIRE

ADDINGHAM SLOE GIN

BARCELONA, SPAIN

YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

A sweet, almost silken gin, 5th Fire has been gently infused with a whole range of soft red fruits (including blackberry, blueberry, currant and strawberry). Gooseberry and strawberry come through initially with a mild but noticeable juniper bitterness. This is a fantastically experimental gin.

Addingham Sloe Gin Liqueur is a classic English in liqueur, flavoured with rounded sloe berries and subtle almonds. The sloes are foraged from the countryside surrounding the village in which the boutique business is based. This is a fabulously smooth and tart sloe gin, the epitome of a traditional craft.

GARNISH STRAWBERRY

GARNISH ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LEMON TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LEMON TONIC

ABV 42%

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BOË BRAMBLE LIQUEUR

BOË PE ACH AND HIBISCUS LIQUEUR

SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND

Lovingly created in small batches using award winning Boe Superior Gin, the rich, fruitiness of Scottish Brambles give a delightful and distinctive taste, aroma and appearance. Starting with unmistakable flavours of blackcurrants, blackberries and black raspberries that develop notes of apple and citrus towards the finish before leading into a lingering, sweet finish.

The tanginess and berry-rich flavor of Hibiscus combined with fresh peaches, gives Boë Peach and Hibiscus Liqueur a sweet fruity, taste. Reminiscent of peach sweets and a certain peach flavoured spirit, this is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

GARNISH APPLE

GARNISH PEACH

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE SODA WATER

ABV 20%

ABV 20%

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BOË V IOLE T GIN SCOTLAND ABV 41.5%

A well-presented gin with the light, floral notes of violet and lavender, blending with sweet berries. Enjoy a soft burst of violet, lavender and blackcurrant on the nose followed by faint juniper, apple and blackcurrant on the palate. Closing with a medium finish reminiscent of apple and blackcurrant cordial.

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BRAECKMAN VANILL A JENE V ER OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM ABV 17%

Produced entirely in-house at the Braeckman Grain Distillery, this flavoured jenever is a real treat! Braeckman’s Vanilla Jenever is a soft and creamy liqueur with a fantastic level of complexity that comes from its juniper malt wine base. Not overly sweet, the malt and juniper flavours meld together perfectly.

GARNISH BLUEBERRIES

GARNISH NONE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH NEAT


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CASPYN CORNISH SUMMER CUP LONG ROCK, CORNWALL ABV 25%

An exceptionally tasty summery drink, packed full of fresh raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and warming spices. This Cornish Summer Cup perfectly blends floral and fruity notes with berries on the nose, citrus developing on the palate, followed by cinnamon lingering for a soft, spicy finish

EDINBURGH ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ABV 20%

Edinburgh Gin are proud to distill in the heart of the city, producing a number of exciting gins. Fragrant elderflower, bright juniper and subtle citrus combine to create Edinburgh Elderflower Gin liqueur. Beautifully summery with a uniquely thick and sweet mouthfeel, this liqueur transports you to a shaded, Scottish garden on a hot summer’s day.

GARNISH MINT, RASPBERRY AND ORANGE

GARNISH NONE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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EDINBURGH GIN PLUM & VANILL A LIQUEUR

EDINBURGH RHUBARB & GINGER LIQUEUR

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

To make Edinburgh Plum and Vanilla Gin Liqueur, juicy, ripe plums have been macerated with soft Madagascan vanilla and then infused into Edinburgh Gin to create an indulgent liqueur. A beautiful deep plum colour, the flavour is sweet and intense plum flavour with hints of almond and a creamy, vanilla finish.

Much like the 200 year old copper pot they use to distil, Edinburgh Gin is steeped in history and creativity, their inimitable Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur, their creativity has truly excelled itself. Tangy spring crop rhubarb macerated with oriental ginger and lemon zest is infused into Edinburgh Gin to create a nostalgiainducing rose-hued tipple.

GARNISH NONE

GARNISH APPLE

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ABV 20%

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POE T IC LICENSE S T RAWBERRIE S & CRE AM PICNIC GIN SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND ABV 37.5%

Poetic License’s Picnic Gin is the epitome of summer, with the fresh taste of strawberries and cream perfectly melded with a bright, juniper gin. Created through a combination of both distillation and infusion, the creamy texture acts as the perfect platform for the juicy strawberries, all the while juniper maintains a subtle presence in the background, reminding you that this is still, at heart, a gin.

PUERT O DE INDIAS S T RAWBERRY GIN CADIZ, SPAIN ABV 37.5%

Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin is soft and delicate. It has intense aromas of strawberry and juniper on the nose while those flavours are subtle and joined by delicate touches of liquorice and gentle citrus notes. It’s creation almost didn’t happen – the master-distiller added mashed strawberries from a failed attempt at making a liqueur to a new project and Strawberry Gin was born.

GARNISH STRAWBERRIES

GARNISH STRAWBERRIES AND RASPBERRIES

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PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE ELDERFLOWER TONIC

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CONTEMPORARY GINS FOR THE MODERN DRINKER.

SIMPLE, NATURAL AND VERSATILE. APPLE ELDERFLOWER DRY RASPBERRY


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PJ GIN ELDERFLOWER

PJ GIN RASPBERRY

LUBBEEK, BELGIUM

LUBBEEK, BELGIUM

PJ Gin Elderflower is gloriously fresh and floral. Citrus tones cut through sweet elderflower for a smooth drink that goes down a little too easily! Lovingly handcrafted by master distiller Pieter-Jan and his team at the Craft Spirits Company, this is a soft, smooth gin dominated by perfumed elderflower on the nose. Fresh lemon tones give PJ Gin Elderflower a lively kick all of it’s own.

PJ Gin Raspberry is amazingly fruity, with the dry gin perfectly balanced by the sweet, summery raspberry bursting through. Lovingly handcrafted by master distiller Pieter-Jan and his team at the Craft Spirits Company, this is a beautifully aromatic gin. Gorgeously tart raspberry explodes onto the nose, developing into a sweeter, almost jam like raspberry on the palate, with a long finish full of fruity flavour.

GARNISH RED BELL PEPPER

GARNISH MINT AND RASPBERRIES

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PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

ABV 40%

ABV 40%

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PJ GIN APPLE LUBBEEK, BELGIUM ABV 40%

PJ Gin Apple is a very accessible light and sweet gin with a phenomenal explosion of apple on the nose. Lovingly handcrafted by master distiller Pieter-Jan and his team at the Craft Spirits Company, this is an incredibly aromatic, fruity gin. After the green apple bursts onto the nose, it coats the palate with a crisp, fresh taste which fills the mouth and leads into a lasting finish.

GARNISH APPLE PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE

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MARUL A GIN POMEGRANAT E EMBLEM, BELGIUM ABV 40%

Bursting with pomegranate, berries, a hint of citrus and lavender, M ​ arula Gin Pomegranate is perfect if you have a sweet tooth. This is a very accessible gin, enjoy aromatic blackberries on the nose, developing into the soft red fruit of pomegranate, raspberries and strawberries and faintly tart marula. This has a beautifully long, sweet finish, with a hint of orange blossom and rose petals.

GARNISH ORANGE PAIRS BEST WITH NEAT OR FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC


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SIDERI T GINGER LIME CANTABRIA, SPAIN ABV 43%

Siderit use a rye base for their gins, creating a light spice that combines with the dominating lime and ginger flavours exceptionally well. There is a lovely bittersweet finish supported by subtle juniper notes. Siderit compare the union of ginger and lime to that of Yin and Yang, that opposite and complementary forces of nature can be combined to reach the perfect balance.

SKULLY TANGERINEÂ T WIS T NETHERLANDS ABV 41.8%

Taking their classic London Dry Gin as a base, Skully Gin then redistill this with tangerine along with both bitter and sweet oranges to create a beautifully balanced tangerine flavour that carries through this gin. The initial fragrant orange zest develops into really pronounced mandarine and tangerine flavours that pair beautifully alongside the piney juniper and slight spice from cardamom and coriander.

GARNISH GINGER AND LIME

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE MEDITERRANEAN TONIC

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SKULLY SMOO T H WASABI

SKULLY ORIEN TAL CI T RUS

NETHERLANDS

NETHERLANDS

Taking their classic London Dry Gin as a base, Skully Gin then redistill this with ginger, mint and wasabi root to create a gin with a distinct aroma and exceptionally smooth taste. Fiery ginger and wasabi are tempered by big flavours of fresh mint and lime that develop into a strong and lingering finish that leaves an incredible warmth on the palate. Perfect paired with either Ginger Ale or Classic Tonic this is definitely a gin that leaves you wanting more!

Taking their classic London Dry Gin as a base, Skully Gin then redistill this with citrus fruits inspired by a journey to the orient. The use of Yuzu fruit as well as increasing the levels of sweet orange, lemon and lime make this gin both refreshing as well as exceptionally smooth. Aromatic citrus peel leads into sharp and clean notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate with the fresh pine flavours from juniper coming through onto the finish.

ABV 41.8%

GARNISH GINGER & MINT PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE GINGER ALE OR FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

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ABV 41.8%

GARNISH PINK GRAPEFRUIT PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


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SOV EREIGN SPIRI T S APPLE & BL ACKBERRY LIQUEUR

SOV EREIGN SPIRI T S ELDERFLOWER & GOOSEBERRY LIQUEUR

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND

A rich and warming drink, Sovereign Apple and Blackberry Gin Liqueur, perfectly melds crisp gin with homely, autumnal flavours. Somewhat reminiscent of a favourite crumble, the soft berries and sharp apple are a stunning combination.

Sovereign Elderflower and Gooseberry Gin Liqueur is made by carefully blending a fabulous British gin with the delicate sweetness of elderflowers and the tart, freshness of gooseberries. Fruity yet floral, these English hedgerow flavours work wonderfully with the aromatic nature of gin.

GARNISH APPLE

GARNISH LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LEMONADE

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE SODA WATER

ABV 20%

ABV 20%

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SWEE T PO TAT O PLUM GIN LIQUEUR EVESHAM, WORCESTER ABV 25%

Sweet Potato Plum Gin Liqueur is deliciously smooth and sweet. Plum and cherry flavours blend with a hint of marzipan for a rich, fruity taste. This is perfect for those with a sweet tooth opening with steeped plums on the nose. Plums continue through to the palate where they are joined by rich cherries, a hint of almond and the vanilla flavour from the sweet potato, for a long finish reminiscent of fruit cake.

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Z YMURGORIUM MANCHE S T ER MARMAL ADE MANCHESTER, ENGLAND ABV 40%

Zymurgorium Manchester Marmalade Gin provides a total sensory experience. An explosion of citrus combines with vanilla to evoke a summer in Seville. Bursting with the tangy flavours of tangerine, lime, lemon and Seville oranges plus Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla mix. Enjoy the creamy bittersweet taste, with a delicate fine aroma and notes of soothing orange blossom.

GARNISH NONE

GARNISH ORANGE

PAIRS BEST WITH NEAT

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC


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Z YMURGORIUM QUINCE & JAMAICAN GINGER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND ABV 20%

A gorgeously balanced blend of sweet quince (think apples and roses) and deliciously spicy ginger. Quince - a relative of apples and roses & the most likely candidate to be the real ‘forbidden fruit’ is steeped and then stewed with fresh jamaican ginger. This is a wonderfully warming, softly sweet gin that reminds us of cosy nights in. The refreshing fruit is perfectly balanced by the sharp, tangy, ginger spice.

Z YMURGORIUM SWEE T V IOLE T MANCHESTER, ENGLAND ABV 19%

Zymurgorium Violet has an incredible parma violet flavour with a good gin presence; it manages to avoid the tendency towards a syrup like viscosity that many gin liqueurs have. The sweet violets used to create this beautiful gin liqueur give it a sweet pastel flavour and provide a strong violet aroma.

GARNISH NONE

GARNISH LEMON

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE INDIAN TONIC

PAIRS BEST WITH FEVER-TREE LEMONADE

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INTERVIEW WITH

JAMES

PORTEOUS AT ELECTRIC SPIRIT CO.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE GIN?

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I was living in London when things were really kicking off with craft beer there, and decided to move back up to Edinburgh to study a MSc in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt. To begin with, I actually wanted to set up a brewpub, after seeing how Beavertown Brewery got going with Duke’s in Haggerston. During the course I realised that I was more and more interested in distilling – I wrote my thesis on a specific aspect of gin production - and by the time I left, I was set on putting together my own little distillery. Gin gives you enormous freedom to be creative, but with much less waiting around to see if your ideas have worked than with whisky. That said, I don’t intend to stop with gin - there’s a lot of hugely interesting spirits out there to play with.


CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR GIN IN YOUR OWN WORDS?

Achroous (meaning ‘without colour’) sums up what I try to do with every gin I make - keep the botanical bill short, and focus on a small number of key flavours that balance well with classic gin characteristics. In this case, the two more unusual botanicals are fennel seed and Sichuan peppercorn. I love cooking with fennel seed, particularly the anis sweetness it brings - there’s a little of that in this gin. Sichuan peppercorns lack the acrid, aggressive flavour you’d get from black peppercorns, and bring a crazy mix of citrus, flowers and spice. Together, this gives a gin with a big, floral nose, a very delicate spice on the palate, and still enough of a juniper hit to grab on the inside of your cheeks. Go to bar B to try Electric Spirit Co. Achroous.

CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR GIN FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE LUX

Lux was a joint project between the guys at Gin Festival and myself I’m a big fan of collaboration, it’s a great way to bring fresh ideas into the distilling process. Initially, we chatted about doing something with horseradish and wasabi, but the flavour profile of the trial batches was a little jarring against the juniper character of gin. It would have made a great vodka! Instead, we looked at some fruitier options, and settled on dates, raisins and orange peel, with a little nod to Achroous in the form of a smaller dose of Sichuan peppercorns. For me, it’s got a bigger juniper profile that my other gin, while the fruit brings an interesting sweetness to it, with just a little tickle coming through from the pepper. Go to bar B to try Electric Spirit Co. Lux.

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GIN GIVES YOU ENORMOUS FREEDOM TO BE CREATIVE. 78


YOU’VE GOT ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE BOTTLES ON THE MARKET, HOW DID YOU DO IT?

Cheers! Before distilling, I studied at Glasgow School of Art and worked as a designer, so it was pretty inevitable that I’d create both the brand and the look of the bottle myself, rather than farming it out to an agency. My main consideration was that in a market as crowded as gin, the last thing anyone needs right now is another clear bottle with a white label, peppered with buzzwords. Neon tends to be favoured by the scuzzier end of the alcohol market - I was keen to challenge that perception, and back it up with some crisp, direct-printed detail on the front of the bottle. It’s a modern company, and a modern gin, so the bottle needed to reflect that.

cleaning’s done. If it’s a delivery day, I’ll be cutting about all over town with a load of gin, chatting to my customers and distributors and making sure everyone’s happy and has what they need. If it’s a paperwork day, I’ll be sitting in front of spreadsheets, emails and accounts and trying/failing not to get distracted. For me, the key difference between this and my last job is that it’s my own company, something that I created in every respect. Building something from scratch is frustrating, exhausting all-consuming at times. Ultimately, it’s incredibly satisfying.

WHAT IS THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR JOB THESE DAYS AND YOUR PAST JOB?

As a one man show, I’ve got every job in the company, so nothing’s typical. If it’s a distilling day, I’ll be in by 8am to get the still on, and I’ll be there until the last drop comes off in the evening and the

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AFTER A DAY IN THE DISTILLERY, WHAT DO YOU DRINK AT HOME? In the summer, I’m a sucker for a post-work negroni - Achroous works a charm alongside Campari and a decent vermouth like Cocci Rosso - but I’m also heavily into whisky. Glenfarclas 105 is probably my go-to when it comes to a dram, and I’m a big fan of

Balvenie as a distillery. Like I say, I’ve always been big on beer, so after a typical day in front of the still, and in typical Scottish weather, you’ll usually find me with a beer - Rothaus Pils, anything from Magic Rock’s experimental series, or Buxton’s Trolltunga, which is a bonkers, delicious sour IPA.

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ABOUT US JYM & MARIE

GinFestival.com is on a non-stop tour across the UK, bringing some of the world’s finest gins with it.

Established in 2013, with the first event held in Leeds, GinFestival.com began with husband and wife team, Jym and Marie Harris, who love gin and wanted to create events where people could go to find new gins, learn more about the spirit and have an excellent time along the way. These days, the events are bigger and better. There is a fantastic range of new gins, with exclusive offerings and even more to choose from than ever before. We bring with us a wealth of knowledge from distillers, brands and industry experts as well as providing fantastic food and amazing entertainment. Visiting cities and towns all across the UK, it’s grown massively: more events, a dedicated team, an online shop, but the idea of providing fantastic gins to more and more people is still at the heart of GinFestival.com. We are UK’s premier gin events company, here to help everyone find their new favourite gin, to champion small producers and put on a damn good event.

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GIN CHEAT SHEET

WHAT

WHERE

A juniper flavoured spirit.

Predominantly the United Kingdom, Spain and the USA, also, worldwide.

Can be found in various forms, including but not limited to: London Dry – clean, dry, piney, citrus. Old Tom – soft, sweet, traditional, gentle spice. New Western – modern, innovative, botanical democracy, varied. Liqueurs – sweet, flavoured, infusions, below 37.5% ABV. Also seen: Jenever – a juniper distilled malt wine and the precursor to gin. PGI – unique style, specific to an area, e.g. Mahon Xoriguer. Barrel rested – gins left to ‘age’ in barrels, take on characteristics of the wood. Compound – neutral spirit infused with botanicals.

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Gin was first made in the 17th century by soldiers who’d tasted jenever during their time in the Netherlands and tried to recreate it back in the UK. Their end product was very different to the Dutch drink, piney, spiced and citrusy, it was a new drink, and a firmly British one - gin. Unsurprisingly, gin h  as undergone some changes in the last 300 years. While many of these changes have occurred in gin’s home country, both Spain and the USA have played an instrumental role in the last decade. Spain has created and helped push a softer, sweeter style of gin whilst America is responsible for the popularity of balanced and bold gins that don’t place juniper at the forefront.


GIN CHEAT SHEET

WHEN

HOW

13th Century - Now

Pints, Purl, G&T, Cocktails and Gintonic

Gins origins are somewhat blurred; historians with a focus on booze tend to be a little hazy. Timeline 1st Century AD – Greek alchemists discover distillation. 12th Century AD – First known use of distillation for alcohol. 13th to 15th Century AD – Jenever is thought to have been created at some point during this period. 17th Century AD – The creation of gin in the UK. 20th Century AD – Gin fell spectacularly from fashion. 21st Century AD – Advent of second Gin Craze.

WHY Why not? Really, why not?

The how of gin is very much down to personal preference but has, over the centuries, developed from pints of neat gin (and boy, would that gin be rough - made in a pot still and with very questionable ingredients), to hot gin punches on the frozen Thames. The good old fashioned G&T was de rigeur for a while, thanks to tonic’s medical abilities (its key ingredient, quinine is an antimalarial prophylactic) before cocktails, or ‘mixed drinks’ took over. With a plethora of options and mixtures, cocktails reigned supreme for quite some time before being beaten to the post by the Spanish Gintonic. The Gintonic may sound similar to a G&T, what with both of them relying on gin and tonic, yet the Spanish variant is a sharper, fresher and more innovative style of drink that reflects specific flavourings and styles rather than such a prescriptive recipe as the G&Ts ice and a slice.

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Index 5 Continents �������������������������������������46 5th Gin Fire ��������������������������������������62 1831 Blue Gin �����������������������������������46 Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin ����������������������28 Ableforth’s Bathtub Old Tom ����������������28 Addingham Sloe Gin ���������������������������62 Aduro Bell Pepper ������������������������������47 Aduro Devil’s Tail �������������������������������47 Aduro Pink Passion ����������������������������48 Aviation American Gin ������������������������48 Big Boss Gin �������������������������������������49 Black Tomato Gin �������������������������������51 Blackwoods 60% �������������������������������11 Bobby’s Schiedam Gin ������������������������49 Boë Bramble Liqueur ��������������������������63 Boë Peach and Hibiscus Liqueur �����������63 Boë Violet Gin �����������������������������������64 Braeckman Vanilla Jenever ������������������64 Brockmans Premium Gin ��������������������11 Bullards Gin ��������������������������������������12 Burleigh’s �����������������������������������������19 Caspyn Cornish Summer Cup ���������������65 Caspyn Midsummer Dry Gin �����������������12 City of London Distillery Old Tom Gin ����13

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Conker Gin ����������������������������������������29 Cotswold Dry Gin �������������������������������29 Cuckoo Gin ���������������������������������������13 Cucumber Gin ������������������������������������30 Daffy’s Gin ����������������������������������������14 Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin ������������������������30 Edinburgh Elderflower Gin �������������������65 Edinburgh Gin Plum & Vanilla Liqueur ����66 Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur �����66 Electric Spirit Co. Achroous ����������������32 Electric Spirit Co. Lux ������������������������32 Elephant Gin �������������������������������������51 Esker Gin ������������������������������������������31 Fishers Gin ���������������������������������������14 Friday Chic ���������������������������������������52 Gin David ������������������������������������������53 Gin Mare Gin �������������������������������������52 Gotik �����������������������������������������������53 Half Hitch Gin ������������������������������������18 Hoxton Gin ����������������������������������������33 Jaggi Premium Gin Citrus Blend ������������15 Jaggi Premium Gin Sweet Blend �����������15 K - 25 �����������������������������������������������54 Kalevala Gin ��������������������������������������54 Kokoro Gin ����������������������������������������33 Leeds Gin �����������������������������������������17 Leeds Gin White Rose �������������������������17


Le Gin de Christian Drouin �������������������55 Manchester Three Rivers Gin ���������������34 Marula Gin ����������������������������������������55 Marula Gin Pomegranate ���������������������70 Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin ��������������������18 N Gin VLC �����������������������������������������56 Nordes ���������������������������������������������56 Opihr �����������������������������������������������34 Orkney Johnsmas �������������������������������19 Pink 47 ��������������������������������������������35 Pink Pepper ��������������������������������������57 Pinkster �������������������������������������������20 Piùcinque �����������������������������������������57 PJ Gin Apple ��������������������������������������70 PJ Gin Dry �����������������������������������������58 PJ Gin Elderflower ������������������������������69 PJ Gin Raspberry ��������������������������������69 Poetic License Northern Dry Gin ����������20 Poetic License Old Tom Gin �����������������21 Poetic License Strawberries & Cream ���67 Premium Harrogate Gin �����������������������21 Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin ����������67 Purple Ram ���������������������������������������35 Ragnarok ������������������������������������������58 Raisthorpe Manor Oak Aged Dry Gin ������23 Ramsbury Gin ������������������������������������36 Rock Rose ����������������������������������������23

Salcombe Gin Start Point ��������������������24 Sanction Gin �������������������������������������24 Siderit Ginger Lime ����������������������������71 Silverback ����������������������������������������37 Silver Fox Gin ������������������������������������36 Skully London Dry ������������������������������59 Skully Oriental Citrus �������������������������72 Skully Smooth Wasabi ������������������������72 Skully Tangerine Twist ������������������������71 Sly Gin Lemon Verbena �����������������������37 Sovereign Apple & Blackberry �������������73 Sovereign Elderflower & Gooseberry �����73 St Giles ��������������������������������������������31 Sweet Potato Plum Gin Liqueur ������������74 Tarquin’s Cornish Gin ��������������������������39 Thompsons Bordelais Grape Gin �����������59 Tinker Gin �����������������������������������������39 Trevethan Gin ������������������������������������25 Two Birds �����������������������������������������40 Warner Edwards Harrington Dry Gin ������40 Whittaker’s Gin Pink Peculier ��������������41 Wight Mermaids Gin ���������������������������41 Willem Barentsz ��������������������������������25 Zymurgorium Manchester Marmalade ����74 Zymurgorium Quince & Jamaican Ginger 75 Zymurgorium Sweet Violet ������������������75 INDEX 87


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